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Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2013

Health Hazard Alert – Diwa brand frozen grated coconut from the Philippines may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:

  • August 12, 2013

Reason for recall / advisory:

  • Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
  • Class 2
Company / Firm:
  • Diwa Products Ltd.
  • National
Extent of the distribution:
  • Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, August 12, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Diwa Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume Diwa brand Grated Coconut described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Diwa brand coconut, sold frozen, product of Philippines, is affected by this alert.

There have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The importer, Diwa Products Ltd., Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Diwa Grated Coconut 16 oz. (454 g) None 6 28838 52049 3
Diwa Grated Coconut 40 x 16 oz. case SPO313 None

About the Author

- Nathan is originally from Cardiff, Wales, and was imported to Canada as a internet mail order groom in 1998 and has managed to avoid deportation ever since. Even though sometimes mis-interpreted, possibly to retaining a Welsh accent, he continues to try his best to make a difference to the community he has grown to love.

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  1. Thanks for the warning.